March 14, 2006

Bottom-up government

a very interesting post about a possible constitutional settlement that could help to ensure that any liberties that any constitution enshrines can be preserved for as long as possible. Give as much power back to individuals and to the levels of government closest to them. Not the current way that responsibility is devolved, giving councils more and more duties with no real say over them, but real power since tax raising to pay for everything would also go on at the lowest level rather than, as happens now, almost all being collected by central government and then re-dispersed on the projects that central government wants done and with any restrictions central government think required.


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